WEEK 1: To the Street

Online Course PLAYTIME: Photography and the City by Niklas Goldbach
Photo by courtesy of Niklas Goldbach 2019

“The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world ‘picturesque.” ― Susan Sontag, On Photography

The conflicts that arise when photographing in public space seem today almost as old as the medium itself. We will discuss the conflicts between ethics and consent, the difference between snapshots and art and various methods to record life in our city from 35mm film to Google Street View.

Artists: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, William Eggleston, Robert Frank,  William Klein, Martin Parr, Vivian Meyer and the group Double X Street

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